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Senior Automation Analyst

Location: 

Kamloops, BC, CA

Job Function:  Information Technology


Overview:

BCLC’s two offices are located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples in Vancouver and the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc territory, situated within the Secwépemc Nation in Kamloops. We honour and respect the people, the territory, and the land we are part of.

Joining the Business Technology team at BCLC means you’ll be working with cutting-edge technology to help build a world-class entertainment company. This is an engaged, innovative, capable group of talented individuals working in digital enablement, product delivery services, technology platform enablement, enterprise services, integrity and operations. This enables us to execute the purchase and validation of lottery tickets at over 3500 lottery retailers, manage a complex network of 12,000 slot machines and electronic table games across the province and provide the backbone for BCLC’s eGaming platform, and much more.

We have offices in Kamloops and Vancouver and can also support 100% remote (from within British Columbia) for this position.

 

Job Summary:


The Senior Automation Analyst identifies and mitigates risks associated with moving software and underlying infrastructure into production; identifies and capitalizes on automation opportunities with the aim of reducing manual intervention. The role acts as a trusted advisor by providing leadership, expertise, analysis and advice to internal and external stakeholders to enable the business to provide technical products and services efficiently and effectively.  
 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Maintains existing automation scripts to support changes.
  • Executes existing automation against current projects and providing status reports on the results.
  • Proactively identifies automation opportunities and drives the implementation of these optimization opportunities.
  • Lead performance test initiatives through exploration, development, execution and analysis.
  • Proactively seeks out issue resolution by consulting with developers, vendors and project managers.
  • Mentors and develops junior team members.
  • Continuously improves our shared processes and tool use and actively cooperates in cross-departmental workgroups.
  • Contributes to Cloud initiatives and projects through providing recommendations and input from an Automation perspective.
  • Drives DevOps practices with multiple BT teams with a focus on efficiency and accuracy.
     

Minimum Required Qualifications:
Education and Experience

  • University degree in a relevant discipline or a two-year college diploma supplemented by industry recognized professional courses; 
  • 3-5 years progressively responsible experience in an automation or software development environment, with at least three years at a senior level;
  • Experience in Information Systems: design, development, support and management;
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
     

Technical Requirements

  • Strong understanding of CI/CD toolsets (strong knowledge of Jenkins a bonus);
  • Strong understanding of source code and artifact management and repositories;
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services (AWS and Azure a bonus);
  • Software integration experience;
  • Vendor management experience;
  • A working understanding of coding and scripting languages (examples: Groovy, Bash shell, Powershell, YAML);
  • A working understanding of web APIs;
  • Innovative problem solving and analytical thinking;
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service;
  • Strong understanding of SDLC and release management.


 Extra Consideration Would Be Given if You Have Experience With:

  • Ansible;
  • Agile methodologies;
  • Linux/Unix administration;
  • MS SQL or NoSQL;
  • Business and process analysis and improvement;
  • Containerization (examples: Docker, Kubernetes, Openshift).

 

About Us:


For over three decades, BCLC has delivered exceptional gambling entertainment for British Columbians with the primary purpose of giving back to the province.
 

Currently we:

  • Operate provincial, national and “Instant Win” in partnership with over 3500 lottery retailers across the province.
  • Oversee 34 casino and community gaming centres across the province.
  • Provide safe, secure and legal online gambling options including sports betting, casino style games and lottery.
     

In the fiscal year prior to the pandemic, we gave over $1.4 billion back to the province to support healthcare, education, community groups, and much more.
 

To help us achieve this goal, we aim to have the healthiest players in the world by establishing a higher standard of support with evidence-based player health programs.
 

To build a rich diverse workforce representing the communities which we serve, we welcome applications from people of all colours and cultures, persons with diverse abilities, and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community.
 

BCLC values work life balance and offers remote work options.
 

Relocation assistance is available for successful job candidates from outside BC.
 

If you are in need of accommodation or special assistance at any step of your application, please send an email with your request to recruitment@bclc.com.
 

For over more than a decade, we have been recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers – and we are constantly seeking ways to improve our employee and player experience. To learn more about BCLC, please visit: https://corporate.bclc.com/
 

Ready to join our team?

 

Please Note: 
This opportunity will remain open until a qualified candidate pool has been established.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada and be 19 years of age to work at BCLC.

BCLC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated from Covid-19 (as defined by Health Canada). Full vaccination will be required before commencing employment with BCLC unless a legal exemption is obtained.


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